Randy, Linda, Henry, Gary Phil
Kid Chrysler and the Cruisers
Seattle, Washington
1975 - 1978


John Bodner ~ Guitar, Vocals
Larry Epperly ~ Bass, Vocals
Marty Frasu ~ Guitar, Vocals
Tom Gorton ~ Drums, Vocals
Joe Gurr ~ Bass, Vocals
Randy "Toad Murphy" Hansen ~ Guitar, Vocals
Dave Hawley ~ Drums
Rick High ~ Guitar, Vocals
Cole Johnson ~ Vocals
Tim Kelliher ~ Drums, Vocals
Phil "Spyder Murphy" Klein ~ Saxophone, Vocals
Jim Leathers ~ Drums
Gary "Kid Chrysler" McKinney ~ Keyboards, Vocals
Bridget Nabhan ~ Vocals
Greg "Smokey" Nowak ~ Bass, Vocals
Steve Schurr ~ Guitar, Vocals
Linda "Gracie Spoon" Wood  ~ Drums, Vocals
Henry "Luke Warmwater" Yanda ~ Bass, Vocals

Phil, Gary, Randy, Linda, Henry

Kid Chrysler and the Cruisers were together from about late 1975 through late 1978. They were based in Seattle, but spent most of their existence on the road performing throughout the US and Canada.

There were many personnel changes, but the group in these pictures was considered by many as the best line-up.

Randy Hanson developed his "Tribute to Jimi Hendrix" while in Kid Chrysler and the Cruisers, and still performs that tribute to this day.

Henry Yanda has recently played with both Dick Powell and Lee Oskar.

Gary McKinney performs with two Bellingham area bands: The Chryslers and Zoot Rudy.

Linda Wood has a karoke business in Eastern Washington.

Don McKinney (no relation to Gary) was instrumental in helping the band put together its very popular 50's show. He worked as a manager/producer for other bands, most notably (for Seattle fans): Gabriel.

Gary McKinney, January 2002

Henry Yanda currently plays for the Randy Oxford Band.

Gary McKinney performs with two Bellingham area bands: The Chryslers and Fritz & the Freeloaders. Gary also is Managing Editor of Kearney Street Books (Books that Rock!). Kearney Street Books publishes books by or about musicians or music. Check them out at www.kearneystreetbooks.com.

 Gary McKinney, November, 2005

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Last Update:  2 September 2010
Credits:  Gary McKinney, Marty Frasu, John Stephan

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